Graduate History Certificate
Total Hours: 18
The graduate certificate in history offers students a set of skills and knowledge that promotes their professional success. The program opens new opportunities to students by providing them with sufficient credit hours to teach history at the secondary and post-secondary level. This will allow high school social studies teachers to teach dual-credit and advanced placement courses. Additionally, the certificate will enable teachers to teach core curriculum courses in two-year institutions of higher education. The certificate provides an easy transition to the Master of Arts program in History, as the credits earned in the certificate program can be applied toward the MA degree. The certificate program fulfills the Lamar University mission of engaging and empowering its students. By its very nature, History as a discipline revolves around research, critical thinking and the written and oral expression of student ideas. The educational objectives of the program are to produce students who develop and advance professionally through the acquisition of a graduate-level knowledge and understanding of history, think critically and ethically about the world in which they live, and contribute in meaningful ways to the betterment of their schools and communities.